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CEO of Crosstalk Records, Freelance Web Designer, Apple fan, GNU/Linux User, A/V Tech, Hobbyist Programmer, Hacker, Musician, Speaker, Geek, & Hopeless Romantic.


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comment MacBook Pro camera and microphone used by malware?
@Gruber this issue is no more pertinent to the Mac than it is to Linux and Windows when it comes to security. There is always a user factor to security. The only way to create a truly secure system is to pretty much not let the user do anything. So long as there are malicious people out there, security will always be a trade-off between protection and convenience. Regarding the kext removal and replacement, a privileged AppleScript or Automator workflow might do the trick. Even so, you'll be inconvenienced by having to run it every time you need the camera.
Oct
15
comment Display a notification with AppleScript
Actually, it utilizes a workflow in Automator. You asked for an AppleScript option. I have not been able to locate an AppleScript native solution. Therefore, I provided this one as a fallback until a native solution has been found.
Oct
15
comment How do I get Web Sharing back on Mountain Lion?
Why wouldn't MAMP work for WordPress?
Oct
15
comment Is the Photos app destructive?
Not that I am aware of. I tinkered around with it the other night to verify my information before giving it to you. I can't find a way to export it like you're asking in the comment.
Oct
14
comment Is there a way to sync iCloud data with a Nokia phone?
MobileMe was designed for different purposes. It was also plagued with many problems. When iCloud gets replaced in another 5-10 years, we'll be wishing we had iCloud back.
Oct
14
comment MacBook Pro camera and microphone used by malware?
Having worked on as many Macs as I have, I can confirm that the light is hard-wired. The only way the light won't illuminate with camera activation is if it is completely detached internally. You can also remove the Kext files (drivers) that provide access to the camera and Mic. Albeit, this is an extreme precaution, but it's used quite frequently when security outweighs the convenience of the built-in devices.
Oct
14
answered Can I have both iCloud-synced and local-only Safari bookmarks?
Oct
14
answered Mac mini cannot login
Oct
14
answered Fix Safari 6 Address Bar Selection Behavior
Oct
14
comment How to make the Notification Center menu icon glow, (like Twitter does) when notifications are present?
@bogdansrc As you know, Developer Previews include features as well as bugs that often change and get lost before final release. This seems to be one of those cases.
Oct
14
answered How can I disable CPU throttling on Late 2006 MacBook with no battery?
Oct
14
answered Midi in browser on Mountain Lion
Oct
14
answered Encrypt existing unencrypted Time Capsule backup
Oct
14
comment Do I have malware? Mysterious connection made by app
Without knowing what the App is, I can't help shed any light on this matter, and I'm not sure anyone else can either. If Little Snitch reports that the App is attempting to connect to that domain, it is. There is no "false positive" about it. The only question left to ask is WHY is the App connecting to their domain, and on what port.
Oct
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comment My Mac keeps forgetting settings
Try repairing user permissions. This is different from the permissions repair found in Disk Utility and requires you to boot into Recovery Mode. Details can be found at this article on my blog: mnch.us/bEcra
Oct
14
answered How to remap the “Send tweet” hotkey?